Icarus Swinebuckle by Michael Garland

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Although he knows that his ambition to fly is silly, Icarus the pig sets out to design, build, and test a set of wings.

About Michael Garland

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Author and illustrator Michael Garland was born in Manhattan in 1952. He studied art at Pratt Institute and soon after graduating, he sold his first illustration to True Confessions magazine. He has written or illustrated over 40 books.
Published March 1, 2000 by Albert Whitman & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Animals in waistcoats and breeches watch as the winged pig first soars above the rooftops, then plummets into the muddy Thames, where he ""pop[s] to the surface like a fuzzy pink cork."" Garland turns the original story of hubris into one of redemption and qualified success.

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